Tag: Blues

THE ROGUE FOLK CLUB Presents The Burying Ground and Ryan ...

THE BURYING GROUND [pictured]   The Burying Ground formed in 2014 as a duo, but Woody Forster and Devora Laye have been playing together since 2009 as members of The Dire Wolves, an acoustic blues string band and darlings of ...
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How Cuban cigars helped shape Kat Danser’s new album

In December of 2019, Edmonton-based blues singer-songwriter Kat Danser was in Havana, Cuba. In May of that year, she found a musical thread to the blues called Trova, which could be referred to as the roots music of Cuba. She ...
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Brian Blain writes about the mother he never knew on ...

After Brian Blain found his birth family, turbulent emotions that stirred within him inspired him to write a song, in just two hours, about the mother he never got to know. The affable blues guitarist was in the final stages ...
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Dalannah’s latest single and video is a powerful ‘Look Ahead’

Canadian matriarch of the blues and veritable musical force of nature Dalannah takes an optimistic, introspective, and encouraging “Look Ahead” with her latest single and video. “This song is an invitation and a reminder for us all as ‘stewards of ...
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Check out ‘The Sellout’ from Maple Blues Award-winner Miss Emily’s ...

Multi-award winning soul and blues singer-songwriter Miss Emily has released a live version of her beloved 2014 single release, ”The Sellout.” It’s not a one-off; the song is featured on the Kingston-based artist Emily Fennell’s first-ever live album release, Live ...
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Derek Andrews talks to Elaine Bomberry about Rez Blues and ...

Elaine Bomberry deserves to be much more widely known among Canadian roots music fans, and we here at Roots Music Canada will do everything we can to shout from the rooftops about how great she is. On April 3, 1993, ...
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Rick Fines explains why Solar Powered Too is not entirely ...

The last number of years there have been varying reports regarding the rarity of those people who write in cursive. Given the overwhelming proliferation of texting and email, there seems to be a declining need to use the flowing elegance ...
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Jack de Keyzer, JW-Jones and Samantha Martin lead the nominations ...

The Toronto Blues Society has announced the nominees for the 24th annual Maple Blues Awards. The winners will be announced online from four cities over four nights Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22. Leading the way in nominations is Toronto’s ...
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Paul Reddick and the Gamblers – Alive in Italia

In 2001 on his award-winning album Rattlebag, Toronto bluesman Paul Reddick sang, “…there’s no good place to have the blues,” and now almost 20 years later, he is testing that theory with his recent Stony Plain release Alive in Italia.  ...
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Submit now for the Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition ...

The Toronto Blues Society and Juno Award-winning blues artist Paul Reddick have announced details and submission deadlines for the sixth annual Cobalt Prize Contemporary Blues Composition Award. The intention behind the Cobalt Prize is to promote blues music through the ...